Suspicious certutil command line

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-04
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
Order
Alert name

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

1 Day

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

An attacker may use certutil to download malware.

Attacker's Goals

An attacker may use certutil to download malware.

Investigative actions

  • Check whether the URL is benign, and if this was a desired behavior as part of its normal execution flow.
  • Check whether the downloaded file is malicious.